The Famous Five | Enid Blyton / Illustrations by Eileen A. Soper, 1942-63


Five Run Away Together,  Enid Blyton, illustrated by Eileen A. Soper

“It was such a lovely day too, and the sky and sea were so blue. They sat eating and drinking,
gazing out to sea, watching the waves break into spray over the rocks beyond the old wreck.”

“Anne found knives and forks and plates. Julian opened two bottles of ginger-beer.”

“There, there, baby!’ said Julian, patting his little sister on the back and laughing at her furious face.”

Run Away Together, 1944 

“I don’t know why, but the meals we have on picnics always taste so much nicer than the ones we have indoors.”

Go Off in a Caravan, 1946

Five on Kirrin Island Again                                                 Five Run Away Together,1944

“It’s the ash! It’s falling!” yelled Julian, almost startling Dick out of his wits.”

“Listen to its terrible groans and creaks!” yelled Julian, almost beside himself with impatience.”

“Smugglers-coming over a secret path from the sea to Castaway Hill! Smugglers!”

To Smuggler’s Top, 1945

The Famous Five                                                                                   Five Go to Smuggler’s Top, 1945

“So it is,’ said her aunt. “But George hates being a girl, and we have to call her George, as if she were a boy.”

“I’m George,’ said the girl. ‘I shall only answer if you call me George. I hate being a girl. I won’t be.”

“get the collection of blankets and rugs from the boat. They arranged them in the corners of the little room, and thought that
it would be very exciting to spend the night there. ‘The two girls can sleep together on this pile of rugs,’ said Julian. ‘And we
two boys will have this pile.’ George looked as if she didn’t want to be put with Anne, and classed as a girl. But Anne didn’t”

“It’s all right,’ said Julian, putting his arm round Anne.”

On a Treasure Island, 1942

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The Famous Five, illustrations by Eileen A. Soper

“Nothing like having a bucket of cold water flung over you to make you see things as they really are!”

A Mystery to Solve, 1962

“Two Trees. Gloomy Water. Saucy Jane. And Maggie knows too.”

“Leave something for someone but dont leave someone for something.”

On a Hike Together, 1951 

The Famous Five, illustrations by Eileen A. Soper
The Famous Five, illustrations by Eileen A. Soper
  Five Go Adventuring Again, 1943
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Five on Kirren Island Again, endpapers, illustrated by Eileen A. Soper
 Eileen Alice Soper (1905-90) illustrator

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